Fellow Rotarians,

In the words of Paul Harris;
                                            “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the    
                                             world it will be known by the results it achieves.” 
Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—we’ve been a part of them. Today we’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
Our commitment to service is ongoing. We began our fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines.
Through decades of commitment and ceaseless work by Rotary and our partners, polio cases worldwide are down 99.9 percent since GPEI was launched in 1988.
Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion to polio eradication since it started its PolioPlus program in 1985.
After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 
 
 
Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to “doing good in the world” planted the seed of The Rotary Foundation in 1917. Thanks to his vision and staunch advocacy, and the extraordinary generosity of Rotarians and our friends, the fund has become one of the world’s leading humanitarian foundations.
 
The month of November is significant for many reasons, because it is the month that we celebrate “Thanksgiving” and the milestones of our Foundation. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most.
Let us be a source of inspiration to them, and in so doingsecure and grow Rotary programs throughout the world.
 

DG Patrick